Posted in Other 18 days ago.
We are seeking a Post-doctoral Research Associate who will focus on materials science and engineering research related to plasma-materials interactions and plasma-facing components for fusion energy. This position resides in the Nuclear Structural Materials Group in the Materials Science and Technology Division, Physical Sciences Directorate at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL).
As part of our research team, the incumbent will conduct research focused on processing and evaluation of advanced plasma-facing materials and material systems for plasma-facing components for use in magnetically confined fusion energy systems. Research objectives will include understanding the effects of plasma-interactions and other operating environment factors in plasma-facing materials and components with microstructures specific to advanced manufacturing routes. Material systems of interest include but not limited to tungsten metal and alloys. As a part of our research team, the successful candidate will utilize their technical strengths to enrich the team, learn from team members with diverse expertise, and develop specialties and a career path through collaborations and relevant training. Moreover, this position is anticipated to interact with plasma-materials interactions research conducted in the Fusion Energy Division, Nuclear Science and Engineering Directorate of ORNL in assisting the mission of Fusion Energy Science Program at ORNL.
Applicants cannot have received their Ph.D. more than five years prior to the date of application and must complete all degree requirements before starting their appointment. The appointment length will be up to 24 months with the potential for extension. Initial appointments and extensions are subject to performance and availability of funding.
Please provide a list of publications when applying for this position. Three letters of reference are required and can be uploaded to your profile or emailed directly to PSDrecruit@ornl.gov. Please include the title of the position in the subject line.
This position requires access to technology that is subject to export control requirements. Successful candidates must be qualified for such access without an export control license.
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